The release date for puzzle-platformer sequel Q.U.B.E. 2 has been pushed back from its original mid-2017 launch for one scheduled in “early 2018.”
Q.U.B.E. 2 takes the same gameplay principles to use, but refines them down to only three cubes. Red cubes become bridges, green cubes growing to larger blocks, and blue cubes morph into launching sites for objects.
Little is known from the story for Q.U.B.E. 2, except that it follows British archaeologist Amelia Cross as she tries to escape a cube-ladened planet with the help of fellow survivor Emma. It also seems to feature a campaign that can take multiple paths with some interesting mechanical twists to the narrative.
“With [Q.U.B.E. 2] we want to give the player more story but we also want to give them more choice,” writes Toxic Games managing director Dan Da Rocha. “We’ve developed the tools players can use to solve puzzles, subverting the linearity of the original in favour of something more open, something that allows players to put their own stamp on solutions.”
The sequel will be launching for Windows, macOS, and Linux, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox following sometime behind. Price points for all platforms haven’t been announced.
Q.U.B.E. originally launched in 2011 for Windows, expanding out to additional platforms over the next four years. A Director’s Cut was later released, an updated version that included more levels and a previously not included storyline.